27 ago. 2015


How to enthuse the unenthusiastic pupil

By Jim Baker on Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:00 Teaching & Learning
A teacher could well have some great teaching strategies, but pupils need to be engaged. Veteran teacher Jim Baker discusses the methods that have worked for him over four decades.
To solve this problem of enthusing the unenthusiastic pupil we must first ask ‘Why is the pupil unenthusiastic? Two reasons for this lack of enthusiasm are:
1) Being preoccupied with ‘outside’ issues. 2) Not finding the teacher ‘entertaining’ - hence my reply “entertainer” when asked what I do.
There is not a lot we can do about 1) above, but there is about 2).